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My Husband Placed ‘Magun’ Charm on Me – Divorce Seeker tells Court

My Husband Placed ‘Magun’ Charm on Me – Divorce Seeker tells Court

Fatimah A., a 35-year-old woman, on Monday urged an Ikorodu Customary Court, Lagos, to dissolve her 14-year-old marriage to Segun A., over alleged placement of sexual protective charm called “thunderbolt’’ on her. The charm is aimed at tracking women’s infidelity in traditional Yoruba setting. The petitioner, a fashion designer who resides at Macaulay Inside, Baiyeku Road, Igbogbo in Ikorodu, prayed the ...

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Students’ Evaluation to be Used as a Criterion for Promotion of Lecturers in UNN

Students’ Evaluation to be Used as a Criterion for Promotion of Lecturers in UNN

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has introduced a new criterion for promotion of its lecturers. In a memo signed by the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor J.C Ogbonna, and distributed to all Deans of Faculty, the university said that lecturers whose teaching score falls below 50% (to be determined by student’s evaluation), will be denied their promotion, no matter how well he/she performs in ...

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Photos: Nigeria Customs Service donate seize bags of rice, cartons of Spaghetti, gallons of vegetable oil to IDP camps in Borno

Photos: Nigeria Customs Service donate seize bags of rice, cartons of Spaghetti, gallons of vegetable oil to IDP camps in Borno

The Nigeria Customs Service today donated 36, 822 bags of rice, 7,752 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 727 cartoons of vegetable oil, 3,003 cartoons of spaghetti and 59 bags of second hand shoes to IDP camps in Borno state. The items were handed over to the state governor, Kashim Shettima. While receiving the items, Governor Shettima said the items donated are ...

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N11 Billion Fraud: EFCC arraigns former Katsina State Governor, Shema, three others

N11 Billion Fraud: EFCC arraigns former Katsina State Governor, Shema, three others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today, February 21, arraigned the former Governor of Katsina State Ibrahim Shehu Shema and three others before Honourable Justice Maikaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court on a twenty two count charge of Criminal Breach of Trust, forgery and using as genuine. Shema is being charged alongside three others, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal ...

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Those saying President Buhari has lost his voice should prove it – Femi Adesina

Those saying President Buhari has lost his voice should prove it - Femi Adesina

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says those alleging that President Buhari has lost his voice due to his undisclosed ailment, need to prove it. He said this when he spoke to state house correspondents in Abuja today.When asked to react to allegations that President Buhari has lost his voice due to his ailment, ...

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Late Michael Ibru’s Children in Paternity Battle over Sharing of Estate

Late Michael Ibru’s Children in Paternity Battle over Sharing of Estate

Five months after Olorogun Michael Ibru‘s death, sixteen of his children have filed suits and countersuits over the sharing of his multi-billion Naira estate. Ibru, one of Nigeria’s prominent businessmen died on September 6th 2016. He was aged 86. According to The Nation, one of his sons, Oboden Ibru, has approached the Igbosere High Court, Lagos, for a declaration, among others, that ...

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Presidency: There is a cabal but I am not part of it – Nasir El-Rufai

Presidency: There is a cabal but I am not part of it - Nasir El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, says that he is aware of a cabal in the presidency in Abuja but he is not part of those in it. He denied claims of been part of the cabal when he spoke to some editors in Lagos over the weekend. He says although he is very close to President Buhari, he is ...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo signs seven bills into law

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo signs seven bills into law

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo  has assented to seven bills passed by the National Assembly. The bills which include Oath (Amendment) Act 2017, Defence Space Administration Act, Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) Act) have now become Nigerian laws. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters,Senator Ita Enang confirmed Osinbajo’s endorsement of the bills. Other bills signed by Osinbajo are National ...

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DSS picks up Choc City President, Audu Maikori over Southern Kaduna comment

DSS picks up Choc City President, Audu Maikori over Southern Kaduna comment

Operatives of DSS have picked up Chocolate City president, Audu Maikori. We learnt that he was picked up in Lagos this morning and has been transported to Abuja where’s he currently being held. His arrest is connected with his recent comments on the Southern Kaduna killings. Days ago, Maikori, retracted a story he shared online where he said that 5 ...

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Pastor threatens lives of worshipers, set to burn church

Pastor threatens lives of worshipers, set to burn church

A 56-year-old pastor, Jones Nwaeze, was on Friday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ court in Lagos for allegedly chasing worshippers with sticks and threatening to burn down his church. Nwaeze, a resident of Oba Akinjobi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, is being tried for breach of peace and assault before Magistrate Mrs Y.O. Ekogbule The prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, said the accused ...

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Presidency defends N94.5m voted for purchase of bulletproof tyres in the 2017 budget

Presidency defends N94.5m voted for purchase of bulletproof tyres in the 2017 budget

Permanent Secretary of the State House, Jalal Arabi, pictured above, yesterday explained why the presidency voted N94.5 million for the purchase of bullet proof tyres and N604 million for sewage and electricity charges in State House in the 2017 budget.Appearing before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs to defend the state house 2017 budget, Arabi said the ...

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Photos: 3 confirmed dead, 23 injured as luxurious bus with 59 passengers plunges into canal in Ikorodu

Photos: 3 confirmed dead, 23 injured as luxurious bus with 59 passengers plunges into canal in Ikorodu

Three persons died on Friday morning when a Marcopolo luxury bus plunged into Owode-Mile 12 river along Lagos-Ikorodu road in Lagos. In a statement issued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency says the Luxurious bus with registration number Anambra GDD 386 YE belonging to GUO Transport Service Co. LTD was gathered to be enroute Maza Maza from Aba, Abia ...

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“I was involved in the kidnap where Aisha Balogun was killed” – Kidnapper of Lagos Isheri North Estate secretary

"I was involved in the kidnap where Aisha Balogun was killed" - Kidnapper of Lagos Isheri North Estate secretary

Operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Abba Kyari, have arrested Joseph Omoni, the alleged mastermind of the kidnap of Lagos Isheri North Estate Secretary, Mr Dayo Adekoya. It could be recalls that gunmen numbering about 20 stormed the estate last Thursday and abducted Dayo Adekoya after killing ...

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Missing 7-year-old girl found dead with multiple matchet cuts in a bush in Osun State

Missing 7-year-old girl found dead with multiple matchet cuts in a bush in Osun State

A 7-year-old girl, who was declared missing days ago was found dead in a bush in Iree Town, Osun State. The spokesperson of the Osun Sate Police Command, Mrs Folashade Odoro, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 15th, in Osogbo, said the body was discovered near a sawmill by Chief Oluode of Iree and later reported to the police. ...

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Lagos bus conductors to wear uniforms with name tags from March

Lagos bus conductors to wear uniforms with name tags from March

Come March 2017, it will be mandatory for bus conductors operating in Lagos state to wear uniforms, name tags, and badges. This revelation was made by Mr. Israel Adeshola, the National President of Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN). The Lagos state government has already approved this new decree as of Monday. It was revealed that the reason for the introduction ...

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Court orders forfeiture of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s N34 billion

Court orders forfeiture of former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s N34 billion

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos, has ordered the forfeiture of about N34 billion linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Anti-graft agency, EFCC, had asked the court to order the forfeiture after its investigations showed that the money was diverted from NNPC’s accounts.Delivering judgement in the application filed by EFCC, Justice Hassan said he was satisfied ...

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Obasanjo apologises to human right activist, Joel Odumakin, 13 years after

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It has taken almost 13 years for former President Olusegun Obansanjo to apologise to human rights activist, Dr. Joel Odumakin for the man-handling she suffered from security operatives back in May 2004. The duo were special guests at an event in Abeokuta, Ogun State when the apology went down. Joel Odumakin took to Instagram to share the news. See below:

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Photos: Shiite members pay visit to Ndigbo community leader in Bauchi

Photos: Shiite members pay visit to Ndigbo community leader in Bauchi

In a bid to promote Unity and Peace in the state, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as Shiites, paid a visit to the Eze Ndigbo in Bauchi state yesterday. The Islamic religious group said their mission was to correct the impression that they are intolerant to other  groups and tribes in the state. See photos below:

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Babatunde Fashola disowns N2bn voted for regional housing scheme in the Ministry of Housing’s 2017 budget

Babatunde Fashola disowns N2bn voted for regional housing scheme in the Ministry of Housing's 2017 budget

The Minister of Road, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has denied knowledge of N2 billion voted for regional housing scheme in the 2017 budget.At the Ministries budget defence hearing in the senate yesterday, Fashola said he was not aware of the N2 billion found in the budget as it did not emanate from his office.Fashola stated this when the chairman ...

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Graphic photos: Two injured in hit and run accident in Lekki

Two injured in hit and run accident in Lekki

Two people were hit by a car around 2:00 pm, today on the new road, Lekki-Epe expressway accident happened about 30 minutes ago on new road, Lekki Lekki-Epe Expressway. The victims were in a very crucial state,  and were rushed to the hospital. See graphic photos below:

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